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Seniors: The Senior’s Ministry is back to meeting at the church!  Come and join us for coffee on Thursday October 6th at 10 am as we enjoy a morning of fellowship and community together.  All are welcome!

Women's Bible Study: Calling women of all ages, we are planning a Bible study in an entirely new format.  Using only our Bibles, we are planning to read through sections of scripture with focus and intention and then share our thoughts, questions, or encouragements with each other. There will be two options for you to join, Wednesday evening starting October 19th at 7:00pm hosted by Jenn Prins & Friday morning starting October 21 at 10:30am hosted by Pat Storteboom. If you are interested, there will be a sign up sheet in the lobby this Sunday or you can email Tamara, [email protected] to sign up.  

Faith & Family Night: BC Lions are hosting their annual Faith & Family Night, on Saturday October 15th. Come out and enjoy coaches and players discussing faith, family, and football post game. Tixckets are $29 for Adults and $10 for Youth.   As part of the night, you will receive an e-mail closer to the game on where to go after – to hear from players & coaches regarding the importance of Faith, Family & Football!  Please use the link for our group, as a church can sit together, and receive a great discount on tickets! https://am.ticketmaster.com/bclions/promotional-page?filterType=NDYz

Youth Kick Off BBQ: There will be a BBQ this coming Sunday, October 2 from 5-7pm to kick off the new year!  The BBQ / Games night will be hosted at James & Tracy Scott's and all youth are welcome to attend!!

Preteeens Group:  Starting Wednesday, October 5 @ 7:00pm we will have our first Preteen Youth Night here at the church.  Preteens will meet bi-weekly if you have any questions, please contact Brooklyn for more information at [email protected]

Coffee Break:  You are invited to Coffee Break, a Bible Study for women of all ages and stages of life Along with Story Hour and nursery care for children, ages 0-5!   We are inviting YOU to join in the fellowship and refreshments as we study  “The Word of the Lord-Seeing Jesus in the Prophets” by Nancy Guthrie.  at Langley Immanuel Church (21713-50 Avenue, Langley) on Tuesday mornings.  Doors open at 9:15 a.m.   We look forward to meeting with YOU!   For more details please connect with Elsa at c[email protected] or Rose at [email protected]   

Bethesda: Friends, games, prizes, snacks and music! Bethesda is hosting a Family Fun Evening on Oct 14 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. It’s for the families we support and their friends, and anyone who has a heart for supporting families of children with diverse abilities. It’s a family-friendly drop-in event and offers an opportunity to meet in a relaxed space where people of all abilities are welcomed. Get the details at bethesdabc.com/monthly-donor-campaign/

All Nations Heritage Sunday - October 2 - On All Nations Heritage Sunday we celebrate the multicultural church of Christ. You can support ethnic minority leadership in the church by giving to the All Nations Heritage Scholarship Fund provided by the CRC Office of Race Relations. It provides financial assistance for students of various ethnic minorities who attend universities affiliated with the CRC. Check out the website: crcna.org/AllNations

1Life October Newsletter: 1Life exists to curate a curriculum of resources that equips individuals and congregations to become increasingly whole-hearted, vibrant communities of Christian worship, discipling & mission. Click here for the October newsletter.

Do Justice - Justice Prayers: Do Justice is a conversation space for justice in the Christian Reformed Church, from the Office of Social Justice. Justice Prayers is a weekly post addressing justice issues from around the world.  Click here to pray and read more!

Here are the current song selections for this Sunday's service, please feel free to familiarize yourself with the music ahead of time by clicking on each song below. * Please note that adjustments may be made prior to Sunday morning.

  1. Our God
  2. A Thousand Hallelujahs / God, You’re So Good 
  3. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me 
  4. God Is Here
  5. I Offer You My Life
  6. Ancient of Days

Help Open Doors to Blessings for Vulnerable Families this Thanksgiving - Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving and one way to give thanks for all of God’s blessings is to answer his call to care for the vulnerable. Through World Renew’s Free A Family® program, Merlyn in Honduras, has benefitted from training in climate-smart agriculture, small business management, and more. She says, “God opened a door to blessings for my family! We are better physically, economically, and spiritually.” Through our gifts and offerings to World Renew, we can help open doors to blessings for more families like Merlyn’s. For more information, go to: worldrenew.ca/free-a-family

CRC NEWS:    

CRCNA Marks Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A special podcast has been released for the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.   Click here for the full article.

M.Div. Resonates with Ministry Professionals: Calvin Theological Seminary’s Master of Divinity program is preparing graduates to hit the ground running in ministry. Click here for the full article

Canadians Talk about Structure and Sexuality: Almost 70 people attended a video conference on Sept. 24 to talk about the CRCNA’s work in Canada. Click here for the full article.

Groundwork: God Always Cares and Never Leaves - What’s one thing we can be sure of in life? That it will change. Whether change is expected or not, it can still be unsettling. Join Groundwork as we study James 1:16-17, Malachi 3:6, Lamentations 3:22-23, Mark 4:35-41, and Jeremiah 29:11 to remind us of God’s constant nature for encouragement in the midst of life’s inevitable changes. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

At-home Faith Formation Tip - Thankfulness is an important faith practice. Each day between now and Thanksgiving, notice the things in your life that you can give thanks for. Write those things on slips of paper and collect them in a jar or box to read during your Thanksgiving celebration. Also visit tinyurl.com/ThanksPsalms for some beautiful Psalm printables you can use to decorate your Thanksgiving table. (Tip from Faith Formation; bit.ly/CRCFaithFormation)

Calvin University Inauguration - Calvin University will inaugurate its 12th president on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. We invite you to join in person or watch online as we welcome Dr. Wiebe Boer and celebrate the legacy and future of Calvin. The ceremony will take place at 4:00pm Eastern in the Van Noord Arena (Calvin's campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA). Watch calvin.edu/go/inauguration for information and events leading up to the Inauguration.

The Banner: The September edition of the Banner is now available at the church. You can also access a copy online at The Banner.  To support the Banner's ongoing journalistic ministry, consider making a donation.  www.theBanner.org/Donate

Today Devotion Books: The Today booklets are available at the church.

Contact for Online Bulletin: If you have anything to add to the bulletin, please email [email protected] 

Contact Council: If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email the council at [email protected]